Alphaxone is an Iranian project that focus on dark ambient sounds with careful arrangements and distinct dynamics. Portal glows in a gloomy tone with dissonant and dissolving harmonics, but without being overwhelmed and dragged into an abyss of noise. Clearly, IX, the mind behind Alphaxone, strikes a balance between the cause and inspiration and the technical means to expression. Rather unusual for dark ambient, there is a clear architecture, a common thread that unites all parts of the album. Circular thoughts from a different angle, with no sign of change, but many ways of describing a key moment in life.